I bought a Kindle last month, and it changed my life. I read more and I enjoy reading more now that I have a Kindle.

Here’s a list of the books that I read last month:

First in Thirst: How Gatorade Turned the Science of Sweat Into a Cultural Phenomenon

I bought it because it seemed interesting and was 99 cents. And I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed it. Some good business lessons mixed in with an interesting story.

Straw Hats and Bicycles

This free Kindle ebook covers the author’s travels in Vietnam and Cambodia. Not the most riveting travel writing in the world, but it was still interesting enough that I finished it.

How to eBook

A free pdf ebook that I read on my Kindle. I’ve created ebooks before, so there was nothing too revolutionary here, but it was a solid read. Got me excited about writing another one.

How To Be The Luckiest Person Alive!

This 99 cent Kindle ebook is essentially a collection of blog posts from probably my #1 favorite blogger right now, James Altucher. You can get the ebook for free in pdf form here. This is was probably my #1 favorite read in May.

Focus: A Simplicity Manifesto in the Age of Distraction

Written by Zen Habits blogger Leo Babauta. I converted the free pdf version (which you can get at the site above) into Kindle format. It was hard for me to get through this ebook, and I just ended up skimming the last half of the book or so. There was just too much common sense advice here, and it wasn’t a terribly interesting read. Not enough stories.

Minimalist Freedom

In contrast to the previous ebook, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It’s a free pdf, and it’s thoroughly enjoyable. Nina’s a great writer and uses lots of personal stories in the ebook.

The Time Machine

This is the classic HG Wells novel, available for free in the Kindle store. I thought the book was pretty dumb, to be honest. It’s a short, easy read, and one that I’m happy to have checked off my list of classics to read before I die.

The Call of the Wild

The classic Jack London novel. I enjoyed this more than The Time Machine, but I still wasn’t totally enamored with it. Worth reading once, but I’ll never read it again.

ProBlogger’s Guide to Your First Week of Blogging [Not an affiliate link]

This is the new ebook from ProBlogger. I thought it was kind of dumb. You don’t really need this ebook if you’ve blogged — ever — or if you’ve read a lot of blogs. Lots of common sense advice.

The Scarlet Letter

The classic by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I was warned by several people before I read this book that the first half was pretty boring and a struggle to get through. I didn’t find that to be the case. I think I’m pretty good at enjoying a book for what it is — enjoying the journey of reading it — instead of rushing to get to the end so I can make a pronouncement about it. This is a pretty good book. It’s my favorite of the three classics I read this month. It’s not on the same level for me as Crime and Punishment or The Picture of Dorian Gray (both are links to the free kindle versions), but I’m still glad I read the book.